NEGAUNEE — This week in Negaunee, PAAC held their first performing arts camp at the Vista Theater in about 10 years, and the results have left volunteers and members pleased. The week long, day camp is one way that the Vista Theater and PAAC are trying to re–brand and offer more opportunities to the community, especially since it’s one of the last theater’s in Marquette County.

Local volunteer and mom, Tiffanie Foster says, “I think that it’s an excellent program for the community, and I think that everybody should start getting involved, and help support local arts, because the school programs, they cut a lot of programs out. I just think it’s really important for the art programs to stay open especially for the kids.”

At the camp kids practiced performing on the Vista stage and exercise their creativity by coming up with their own talent for today’s talent show. The talent show featured dancers, musicians, actors and singers. These future triple–threats were able to perform for an audience of their parents and friends. The Vista’s next show is Beauty and the Beast which opens August 13th. The kids will also be performing a scene from Beauty and the Beast they learned at camp on Sunday at the Vista at 2 p.m., everyone is invited and admission is free.